SOUL DOCTOR Announces Updated High Holy Days Schedule
he producers of the new Broadway musical Soul Doctor, about the life and music of Shlomo Carlebach and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone, have updated the show's performance schedule during the current High Holy Days, including the cancelation of the matinee performance on Saturday, September 14 at 2pm, in observance of Yom Kippur.
The High Holyday / September schedule will be as follows:
September 8 - 14: Sunday at 3pm; Monday at 7pm; Tuesday at 7pm; Wednesday at 2pm & 8pm; Thursday at 7pm; Saturday (Yom Kippur) at 8pm. (Dark Friday, September 13 and no Saturday matinee performance on September 14.)
September 15 - 21: Sunday at 3pm; Wednesday at 2pm & 8pm; Thursday (Sukkot) at 7pm; Saturday at 2pm and 8pm. (Dark Monday, September 16 and Tuesday, September 17.)
September 22 - 28: Sunday at 2pm and 7:30pm; Monday at 2pm and 8pm; Wednesday at 2pm & 8pm; Friday (Simchat Torah) at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm and 8pm. (Dark Tuesday, September 24 and Thursday, September 26.)
From September 29, the schedule will be: Tuesday at 7pm (with free post-show discussion for all members attending that evening's performance); Wednesday at 2pm and 8pm; Thursday at 7pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm and 8pm; Sunday at 3pm.
Soul Doctor opened Thursday, August 15 at Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway, entrance on 50th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue). Charles Isherwood, writing in The New York Times, praised Soul Doctor for being "an unabashedly celebratory show" that's "a little bitFiddler, a little bit Hair" and "a fascinating story." The Associate Press hailed the show as "a spectacular life journey!" All tickets range in price from $39 - $135 and can be purchased throughwww.SoulDoctorBroadway.com, by calling (212) 239-6200, or at the Circle in the Square box office. For groups of 10 or more, please visit www.groups.telecharge.com or call (212) 239-6262 or (800) 432-7780. Circle in the Square Theatre is located at 1633 Broadway, entrance on 50th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue.
Soul Doctor has music by Shlomo Carlebach, book and direction by Daniel S. Wise, lyrics byDavid Schechter and choreography by Benoit-Swan Pouffer, the acclaimed former artistic director of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet.
The new Broadway musical Soul Doctor is an exhilarating musical journey through the triumphs and tribulations of a cultural phenomenon. It tells the fascinating story of the father of popular Jewish music, Shlomo Carlebach, and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone. A modern-day troubadour, Shlomo ignited the spirit of millions around the world with his soul-stirring melodies, transformative storytelling and boundless love. After his escape from Nazi Germany, the young Rabbi befriended the legendary jazz singer Nina Simone who introduced him to soul and gospel music. With the "High Priestess of Soul" as his inspiration, Shlomo created a joyous new sound with melodies that fused his roots with American popular music. With his meteoric rise as a "Rock Star Rabbi," he struggled to harmonize his traditional beliefs with the "free love" generation of the 1960s. Today, his uplifting music and message help to define America's most defiant era.
The cast is led by its critically acclaimed stars, Eric Anderson ("Captivating" -The New York Times; who "delivers a terrific performance," -The Hollywood Reporter), who plays Shlomo, the role that garnered him a 2013 Drama Desk Award nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, for his performances Off-Broadway, and Amber Iman ("Masterful in an exciting Broadway debut" -New York Magazine; "oozes with effervescence, consistently thrilling the audience with her sterling voice" -Associated Press), playing the role of Nina Simone.